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Legislation may stall and other outdoor news

Legislation that would impact who gets to be executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and for how long, is before lawmakers. Plus, other outdoor news.

November 15, 2017

Outlook promising for season on black bears

Pennsylvania’s season for hunting black bears is just about here. The outlook, as has been the case in recent years, is good.

November 9, 2017

Shooting range gets a much-needed renovation

This is a public shooting range that was in dire need of an upgrade. Volunteers made sure it got one.

November 9, 2017

Outdoor extras, including predator decoys, an unusual fishing lure and recipe

Predator decoys can be pretty effective when used in the right way. Plus, here’s a recipe for pancake perch and a unique new fishing lure.

November 9, 2017

An outdoor news roundup, about walleyes, elk and more

Here’s a roundup of outdoor news for you, focusing on walleyes, muskies and other fish, elk, legislation and more.

November 9, 2017

Cold weather boating brings dangers, even as fatalities already up

Cold weather boating brings with it the need to be extra careful on the water. At a time when fatalities are already above the norm, fall and winter can be especially deadly.

November 8, 2017

Think of a deer decoy for late archery success

A deer decoy isn’t something a lot of hunters across the Northeast have traditionally used when archery hunting. But they do have their place, some believe.

November 7, 2017

Turkeys less abundant, but hunting outlook still pretty good

Turkeys aren’t as numerous as they once were, in Pennsylvania or elsewhere. But opportunities for good hunting remain.

November 1, 2017

Henry shotgun a real treat to shoot

The new Henry shotgun, available in two models, is a lever action that’s fun to shoot and pretty accurate, too. And it looks gorgeous.

November 1, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a squirrel recipe and hunting tip

Looking for a good squirrel recipe? We’ve got one here, along with a tip for taking more bushytails. Plus, a look at a handy piece of equipment.

November 1, 2017

Now’s the time to be wary of deer vehicle collisions

All deer vehicle collisions can be scary. This one was crazy, though. Do you know when accidents are most common, how to avoid them and what to do afterward?

November 1, 2017

Archery bear season underway, so what will it bring?

Pennsylvania’s archery bear season is here and expectations are high. But that’s a matter of some mystery, too.

November 1, 2017

Mandatory education for trappers? Not just yet

Trappers face challenges in a society that’s growing more removed from nature. But should they be required to undergo mandatory training?

October 31, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 14, shooting iron sights

Shooting using iron sights never used to be a problem. Now? Well, let’s say age is making it trickier.

October 30, 2017

Wild trout film debuts and more outdoor news

Efforts to look for wild trout across Pennsylvania have proven fruitful. Now, a movie celebrates that success. Plus, more outdoor news.

October 27, 2017

Turning venison into bologna and sausage

Venison sausage and bologna are both great tasting. They can be made at home, too. An expert offers some tips.

October 26, 2017

Eagles, other species and lead poisoning

For the last two and a half decades, the news about eagles in Pennsylvania has been almost always good. There’s some trouble now, though.

October 26, 2017

Outdoor extras, including dumplings for stew and more

Need something to pair with venison stew? How about some tasty dumplings? Plus, a new fishing lure and bass fishing tip.

October 26, 2017

Lake Somerset fish salvage proves revealing

Lake Somerset is being drained so that its dam can be repaired. But first, its fish have to be moved. That work has proven revealing so far.

October 26, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 13, testing a new shotgun

When it comes to gear tests, few are as fun as getting to take a new and unusual shotgun to the range.

October 24, 2017

Rattling deer, a trick new to many, offers risk and reward

Rattling deer is not a hunting technique that’s long been common in places like the Northeast. But things are changing as the deer herd does.

October 24, 2017

A giant bull elk, potential record whitetail and more outdoor news

A hunter given the chance to chase bull elk during the rut makes the most of his opportunity. Plus, a potential record whitetail, political intrigue, helping kids get outside and more.

October 23, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 12, along the Appalachian Trail

Through hiking the Appalachian Trail remains a dream. But, for one afternoon, we walked it.

October 23, 2017

Outdoor odyssey day 11, a win for the whitetails

The whitetails won this round. The early muzzleloader season is over and there are not yet any deer in the freezer.

October 22, 2017

Things may get worse for grouse before they get better

Ruffed grouse are battling tough times across Pennsylvania. That’s not likely to change any time soon, unfortunately.

October 18, 2017

Hunting, fishing license fees seem unlikely to increase

It’s looking increasingly unlikely that hunting and fishing license fees will change any time soon. There are several reasons why.

October 18, 2017

Outdoor extras, including a fall camping tip, steelhead recipe and more

Fall camping can be fun, but you’ve got to be prepared. Here’s a tip to make your overnighter enjoyable. Plus a steelhead recipe and gear for staying warm in cold weather.

October 18, 2017

Bob Frye is a storyteller with a passion for all things outdoors. He hunts, he fishes, he hikes, he camps, he paddles, backpacks and snowshoes depending on the season. If he’s not an expert at anything, it’s because he’s passionate to try a little bit of everything.